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Hide “Printers and Faxes” in new Start menu.

This tweak can control the display of “Printers and Faxes” in new Start menu.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
You can add, remove and configure local and network printers and fax printers using “Printers and Faxes” option in Start menu. The installed printers can be checked on the folder link of this option or can be displayed as a cascaded menu.

To avoid the display of “Printers and Faxes” option in new Start menu, apply this registry setting.

For this, go to Start > Run, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a DWORD value “Start_ShowPrinters”, if this value does not exist.

Now, right-click and modify the value to “0” which can hide “Printers and Faxes” item from the new Start menu. However, if you want to show the item back, change the value data to “1” or delete the value.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

NOTE:
This setting will have no effect if you use the Classic Start menu display in Windows.

Hide Printers in Start Menu.reg

The '.reg' file can hide system icon "Printers and Faxes " from the 'Start Menu'.

Show Printers in Start Menu (Default).Reg

The '.reg' file can show system icon "Printers and Faxes" in the 'Start Menu'.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

'Printers and Faxes' icon is removed from the new Start Menu.

'Printer and Faxes' icon is visible in the new Start Menu, by default.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\] and create a new 'DWORD value' as "Start_ShowPrinters".

Right Click on "Start_ShowPrinters" and select 'Modify'.

Finally, set the value data to "0" and click 'OK' to hide the icon 'Printers and Faxes' from the new Start Menu.

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Category : Display > Start Menu

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Remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu (For All Users).

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